[Horror News] Pearl, Chucky, Spirit Halloween, The Pope’s Exorcist, Dust

Welcome to HORROR NEWS RADIO for August 1, 2022. Tonight, we have casting news for THE POPE’S EXORCIST, THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP, and DUST, along with trailer news for PEARL, CHUCKY Season 2, and SPIRIT HALLOWEEN… the movie…

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is HNR, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE HORROR NEWS podcast. Back with me again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net.

Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine
Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6dead6irl
And Vanessa, Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen


Alex Essoe and Daniel Zovatto join Russell Crowe in the upcoming Screen Gems feature, THE POPE’S EXORCIST, directed by Julius Avery (Overlord, Samaritan). The screenplay is based on the Father Gabriele Amorth memoirs, AN EXORCIST TELLS HIS STORY and AN EXORCIST: MORE STORIES.


Director Joe (Mayhem) Lynch has wrapped his next feature film based on the H.P. Lovecraft short THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP. The cast includes Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Bruce Davidson, Johnathan Schaech, and Barbara Crampton. Crampton, along with Brian Yuzna, serve as producers. The screenplay is written by Dennis Paoli (Re-Animator, From Beyond).


DUST is set to film in late August with Sarah Paulson featured in the starring role. The Searchlight Pictures film is a HULU Original. “The film follows a woman who is trapped by increasingly perilous dust storms and is haunted by her past encounters with a threatening presence and takes extraordinary measures to protect her family.”




PEARL (2022, A24)

CHUCKY SEASON 2 (October 5 – SYFY)

HOUSE OF DARKNESS (2022, Saban Films)

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.